Posts Tagged Sustainability

A Global Imperative: Empowering Women is Critical for World’s Economy & People…

WASHINGTON DC, Mar 1 2019 (IPS) – March 8 marks International Women’s Day, which provides a chance to reflect on the struggle for greater gender equality… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/global-imperative-empowering-women-critical-worlds-economy-people/ Advertisements

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A very small number of crops are dominating globally: That’s bad news for sustainable agriculture…

Summary: A new study finds that globally we’re growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale… Read the full article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206161446.htm

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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What The Mountain Taught the Mouse…

Jan 25 2019 (IPS-Partners) – (Tricontinental) – In June 1931, the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci wrote a letter to Giulia Schucht, who lived in Moscow and with whom he had two children. One of the children – Delio – had taken an interest in literature, with a particular fascination for fantasy literature. This gave Gramsci, locked […]

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Diet and food production must radically change to save planet…

Summary: Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries — driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution due to over-application of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and unsustainable changes in water and land use… […]

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Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity  

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Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters…

(Intro from ipsnews.net) Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/mother-nature-can-help-us-deal-water-disasters/

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Can Sustainable Development Co-Exist with Current Economic Growth?…

(Intro from enn.com) New research confronts the elephant in the room – the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability – and reveals the vast incompatibility of current models of economic development with environmental sustainability… Read the full article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55338-can-sustainable-development-co-exist-with-current-economic-growth

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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How would alien civilizations deal with climate change?…

New research asks a big question: Is there such a thing as a sustainable civilization, perhaps one that lies far beyond our own galaxy? Or are all civilizations doomed to destroy themselves? Read this full article at Futurity.org: How would alien civilizations deal with climate change?

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How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically… 

An ipsnews.net United Nations report – http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/07/achieve-universal-goals-strategically/

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Human security approach ‘central’ to achieving sustainable development… 

News from the United Nations news centre, un.org – http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57141#.WWFLSvwpCSw

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The World Is Burning… 

A global climate overview from ipsnews.net – http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/06/the-world-is-burning/

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Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding… 

A Caribbean climate change news update from the Inter Press Service – http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/06/europe-stands-caribbean-climate-funding/

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Hydroelectric Dams May Jeopardize the Amazon’s Future… 

Current environmental research and update from enn.com – http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/51520

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Protecting Ocean Waters Will Aid Climate Adaptation | Climate Central… 

An environmental news update from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/protecting-ocean-waters-climate-adaptation-21515

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United Nations News Centre – Key trends for infrastructure development and industrialization in spotlight at special UN meeting… 

(News from un.org) The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told the body’s special meeting that infrastructure, industrialization and innovation are essential in global efforts to eradicate poverty as they enable growth and sustainable development… Read the report here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56873#.WTFS-_wpCSw

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Vanishing Borneo: Saving One of the World’s Last Great Places – Yale E360… 

Intro: Borneo’s magnificent rain forest is being decimated to make way for oil palm plantations. Consumers of the countless products made with palm oil, from toothpaste to chocolate bars, hold the key to protecting the most ancient forest on earth…  Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/vanishing-borneo-saving-one-of-worlds-last-great-places-palm-oil

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